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Paper Birdhouses

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Introduction: Paper Birdhouses

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Hi! Here I will show you how I made these paper birdhouses. I created these to fill with candy and give as a gift for Mother’s Day, but they could be used for other occasions as well.

You will need to go to this link to get my patterns: http://pugdemonium.blogspot.com/2015/04/tutorial-p…

If you’d like to see this in video version, please click the video above.

You will need:

– Paper (scrapbook paper, card stock or construction paper will all work)

– Scissors

– Glue

-Toothpick

– Pencil

– Ribbon

Optional:

– Candy, if you want to fill the birdhouse

Please note, there are many other versions of paper birdhouses out there. I’m not the original creator, this is just my version ๐Ÿ™‚

Step 1: Cut Out & Fold the Patterns

Cut Out & Fold the Patterns

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Cut out each pattern and fold on the dotted lines.

Step 2: Trace the Patterns

Trace the Patterns
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Trace each pattern onto paper – make sure to trace all solid and dotted lines. Then, cut them out.

If you want to, trace an additional copy of the front and back (like I did, shown above) so you have an accent color.

Step 3: Assemble the House

Assemble the House
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Start by glueing the accent pieces (if you have any) and then the center piece.

Next, use a pencil to mark where the toothpick will go, centered below the circular opening on the front. Next, carefully make a hole with the toothpick.

Put glue on each of the tabs and assemble the house.

Step 4: Assemble the Roof

Assemble the Roof
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Fold each roof trim piece in half, and glue them to the roof.

Next, carefully use scissors or an xacto knife to cut a slit in each side of the roof. This is where the ribbon will go through.

Step 5: Add the Finishing Touches

Add the Finishing Touches
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Cut the toothpick in half, and press it into the hole in the front.

Fill the birdhouse with candy.

Center a long piece of ribbon under the house, thread the ends through the slits in the roof, then tie a bow on top of the birdhouse.

Step 6: You’re Done!

You're Done!
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Once the bow is tied, that’s it, you’ve just made a paper birdhouse!

If you make this, I’d love to see it – tag me on instagram @wherethecreativethingsare ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you!

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